Sultanate to host National Open Data next month

Muscat: The Sultanate, represented by the National Centre for Statistics and Information will host the National Open Data Symposium on October 1-3, 2018 in Kempinski Hotel – Al-Mouj.

Dr Khalifa bin Abdullah al Barwani, CEO of the National Centre for Statistics and Information, stated that the organization of this seminar marked the Sultanate’s belief in the significance of the open data in promoting the development and its important role in the economic development, particularly through attracting the investment, as well as opening new horizons in business and industrial sectors for business entrepreneurs and SMEs.

“According to the evaluation of the international organizations concerned with Open Data including the Open Data Watch (ODW), the Sultanate has occupied advanced positions in opening the data.

This is particularly clear when evaluating the electronic portal: www.ncsi.gov.om and other contained portals particularly the portal: www.data.gov.om” Al Barwani added.

Al Barwani also pointed out that the National Open Data Symposium targets all parties concerned with the Open Data in the public sector, private sector, IT workers, programmers, developers, research institutions, scholars and students, as well as the institutions that sponsor the IT initiatives in the Sultanate.

“The symposium aims at casting light upon Open Data, with regard to concept, importance, utilizations and reflections on the Sultanate’s rating in the international indicators.

It also aims at identifying some successful international applications on Open Data” Al Barwani Said.

Dr Khalifa bin Abdullah al Barwani concluded that those who want to take part in this symposium within the accompanied workshops, may register in the symposium website on: https://opendata.ncsi.gov.om.

He wishes that the National Open Data Symposium would achieve the desired objectives. –ONA